Sports

All alone at the top

Scituate girls claim sole possession of first place in D-II hoop standings with win over Classical
PROVIDENCE – In a showdown for the top spot in the Division II girls’ basketball standings, Scituate survived a fast-paced, back-and-forth duel with Classical last Thursday night and picked up its... more

Going solo

After spending two seasons as co-op hockey program with E.P., Lincoln takes ice by itself, posts 8-4-1 record
LINCOLN – At a critical time in high school hockey when forming co-op programs has been deemed necessary to keep the sport alive in some schools throughout the state, Lincoln High did something... more

Novans strike Thunderbolts, Townies

Winners of five straight, boys’ hoop team owns sole possession of top spot in Div. I-B
WOONSOCKET – It’s been a decade since the Woonsocket High boys’ basketball team had been one of the top four seeds in the Division I playoffs, but it looks like the Villa Novans could be on their way... more

Lions enjoy new lease on life in D-III

Girls’ basketball team reaches double digits in victories for first time in 13 seasons
LINCOLN – It was a decade ago when the Lincoln High girls’ basketball team was competing in the state’s top division, and even though the Lions weren’t able to net a winning record during their six... more

Tough ending

Ponaganset Middle girls’ hoop team falls to Thompson in state title game
JOHNSTON – The Ponaganset Middle School girls’ basketball team’s bid to win its first state title since 2010 was ironically foiled by the same team the Chieftains defeated in the RIPCOA finals nine... more

Two out of three ain’t bad for Chieftains

Ponaganset hockey team ends busy week with 11-2 mark, tied for second place in D-II
WEST WARWICK – The Ponaganset High boys’ hockey team had its work cut out for itself last week, because for the first time this season, the Chieftains had to play three times in a five-day span, as... more

BVP swimming program dives into pool

Three freshmen enjoy success in RIIL’s independent meets
CUMBERLAND – Someday in the future, Blackstone Valley Prep head swim coach Samantha Ewart will have enough swimmers to field a boys’ and a girls’ squad that can compete in all 11 events in a dual... more

Cougars rock Patriots, Rebels

NP wrestlers hope to clinch winning record tonight vs. Huskies
NORTH PROVIDENCE – When the North Providence High wrestling team ventures to Bristol tonight at 6 p.m. for its Division I dual-meet finale against Mount Hope, the Cougars will try to accomplish... more

Red-hot Tolman puts away Shea

Carvalho’s big night helps boys’ hoop team net fourth win in last six games
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High’s Donaldson Gymnasium was packed with fans and rocking last Friday night, as the Tigers bested cross-city rival Shea, 60-52, to pick up their fourth Division II win in their... more

Tolman’s Blanco takes shot at Franklin Pierce University

After helping boys’ soccer team capture state title, All-American striker signs NLI with D-II Ravens
PAWTUCKET – Thoughts of playing Division I soccer in college danced in the mind of Tolman High striker Luis Blanco after he concluded a superb senior season last November by helping his school’s boys... more

Belisles’ final regular-season home game is Friday night

WOONSOCKET – Mount Saint Charles Academy boys’ hockey coaches Bill and David Belisle will be honored on Friday at 7:30 p.m. before the Mounties’ showdown against Bishop Hendricken at Adelard Arena,... more

McGinn, Klemanchuck, Karraz, Gomes receive "Golden Dozen" honors

Football players will be honored at 32nd annual Scholar/Athlete Awards Dinner on April 24
PROVIDENCE – La Salle Academy's Jack McGinn of Lincoln (pictured), Tolman High's Justin Klemanchuck, Lincoln High's Julien Karraz, and Woonsocket High's Emmanuel Gomes, who were all three-year... more

Four middle school wrestlers capture state titles at RIPCOA meet

GLOCESTER – The Ponaganset Middle School wrestling team felt right at home at the RIPCOA Championships that took place on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Ponaganset High School, as the Chieftains finished... more

Whalers dunk Marlins, conclude SENECY swim season with 4-1 mark

WOONSOCKET – For the second straight season, the Woonsocket YMCA Whalers youth swim team wrapped up its SENECY (Southeastern New England Cluster of YMCAs) dual-meet season with a 4-1 record, thanks... more

Smithfield’s Mattson continues to rewrite Bentley record book

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Smithfield’s Stephanie Mattson, a senior on the Bentley University women’s indoor track and field team, continued to rewrite the Falcons’ record book last Saturday at the Gordon... more

Lincoln’s Thibaudeau is LEC Men’s Rookie Athlete of Week at RIC

PROVIDENCE – Lincoln’s Matt Thibaudeau, who is a freshman thrower on the Rhode Island College men’s indoor track and field team, received the first honor of his collegiate career on Monday morning... more

Lincoln High softball team hosts free clinic for girls in grades 2-6

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department and the Lincoln High softball team and new head coach Alyssa McCoart will host a “Swing into Spring!” free softball clinic for girls in grades 2-... more

Cumberland High softball team offers preseason clinic

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High softball team is hosting a two-week preseason softball clinic for players ages 10 and over on the next two Sundays, Feb. 17 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the... more